OPEN YOUR HEART ♥
A family came to us in early 2016 without US citizenship, employment, health insurance, English language skills, or a great deal of hope. In fact, grief and depression were swallowing them whole after the recent death of their father following a harrowing and protracted illness. In the face of this, a youth in the family was reaching for goals that seemed unattainable at the time: high school graduation with a bilingual seal, college acceptance, employment, and most urgently, relief from suicidal ideation. With the help of The Sky Center, these goals were met and the family was moving away from merely surviving into thriving.
The Sky Center’s youth suicide prevention strategy is innovative in its delivery, providing a continuum of services that lower the risk factors for suicide while enhancing protective factors at both the micro and macro level. Direct services in the form of Family Counseling and Inner and Outer Life Skills Groups in the schools make a concrete and immediate impact, while community programs such as Natural Helpers, our Trainings and Presentations, and Mindful Education Santa Fe plant seeds and create long-lasting roots of change. We continue to meet with community partners to design and implement programs to intervene in bullying across all sectors. Please visit NMSIP.org to learn more about the way we work and the ways we are creating sustainable, life-enhancing changes for youth and families in New Mexico.
Your investment in The Sky Center allows us to keep our doors wide open to all and supports a community that cares. We hope that you will open your heart and give generously this Valentine’s Day.
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THE HEART OF TEACHING Daylong Mindfulness Retreat for Educators
WHEN: 10am – 4pm, Saturday March 4, 2017. Optional arrival time 9 – 10am for greetings, coffee & tea. Optional hour after retreat 4 – 5pm for questions, networking & clean-up.
WHAT TO EXPECT: This retreat is intended to offer participants the opportunity to slow-down, unplug, and discover how creating more pause for themselves and their students may benefit their work in education. This retreat is open to all those who play a role in the field of education, at any level of practice experience: the beginner and the long-timemindfulness practitioner alike.
WHERE: Mountain Cloud Zen Center, 7241 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe
Reducing the risk of youth suicide in Santa Fe County and Northern New Mexico.